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Louisa basketball team young and eager to learn

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Junior Jarett Hunter makes a move toward the basket during a scrimmage with Courtland High School on Nov. 20.

The Louisa Lions boys’ basketball team is getting its season underway with a solid mix of new and returning players on the varsity squad.

The Lions boast a 14-man roster this season, with six players returning from last year’s team. Leading the way is senior Chris Shelton, who was a leading scorer for the Lions last season and a real threat outside the arch, earning him the title of Jefferson District class 4 player of the year.

“It feels great to be back on the court, [working] with the guys,” Shelton said. “It’s my last go around so I’m gonna give it my all every game.”

Joining him on the court are returning seniors Mark Carter and Shylek Washington, and juniors Issac Haywood, Jarett Hunter and Xavian Hunter.

“I’m expecting a lot from these guys this year,” Lions’ head coach Robert Shelton said. “They’re going to be showing the younger players the ropes.”

The team boasts a large number of new faces. Shelton hopes that juniors Isaiah Anderson and Price Straley and sophomore Mahlik Munnerlyn, all of whom saw playing time with last year’s JV team, will contribute this season.

Rounding out the lineup are seniors Reggie Cosby and Michael Weakley, junior Marcus Carter and sophomores Armani Comfort and Terry Neely.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Nov. 29, 2018 issue.

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